Daniel Carlson ‘Cloudy People’ premiere

In the making of DAN CARLSON’s fourth album Not A Drawing and arguably a future classic it is worth noting the thought process behind the making of something that, in an age of very transient and mass produced “art”, is a wholly refreshing approach, whereupon every detail is painstakingly managed in accordance with the creation of something valuable to cherish

Daniel says, “Initially, I was going to work with the same crew as Me You You Me (all LA session dudes – all amazing musicians). But, once I got done with what I thought were the demos, it was clear to me that they had a feel that was worth keeping. So then I thought that maybe I’d go out to LA and do some overdub sessions with those guys, but by the time I had time to do it, the songs had evolved even further. At that point, I decided that I’d finish it up in NYC and reached out to famed producer Michael Leonhart to see about him helping me finish, but it didn’t look like he’d have time in the near future. However, we did spend an afternoon listening to what I had and he had a key piece of advice: “less Paul McCartney, more Pink Floyd,” which was where I’d wanted to go anyway (more synths, more dreaminess). Then there was the Gizmotron. When I was a kid in the late ’70s, the local guitar store sold this mysterious device called a Gizmotron. Was totally cool – fit over the strings of the guitar (close to the bridge) and produced a bowing (instead of a picking) sound.  Kind of like an early eBow. And that was the only knowledge I had of it (it wasn’t sold for long) until years later, when I learned it had been invented by Godley & Creme (of 10cc fame) and used on their records and so I heard it in that context. Then, last year, I found out that someone had re-introduced it as the Gizmotron 2.0 and I immediately got one and used it extensively on the record.”


Prins Obi ‘Into The Light’ video premiere

Some truly trippy sound stylings from Greece. Prins Obi captures the sound of Ron Geesin era Floyd with a relish oft unheard today

Once Prins Obi completed recording the fourth Baby Guru album with his other three friends and band co-members, everybody was happy but he, in a moment of an unfulfilled creative need, proposed to others to continue to record and make the album a double LP. The remaining three, advised him to leave the album in peace (and they did very well so).

But a need for further expression was eating him up inside, so he decided to put aside the space opera (called ‘Fanfare For The Astro-Man’) that he was working on but to keep its most interesting musical moments, which he recorded at Sundayman’s Inhousemusic Studio with the artist’s valuable help. Alongside he jammed at King Elephant’s Marginalia Studio with the new Dream Warriors (with members from The Voyage Limpid Sound, Chickn and Baby Guru) and occasionally with Baby Guru themselves, trying to put in order the ideas that he composed during his free weekends by the sea.
The result of all these is called The Age Of Tourlou, a project of multi-sided philosophy and at the same time a tribute to pop culture. An album about the collapse of ideologies and mockery of the modern Western world, but also the necessary lightness that a man has to seek at certain moments in order to cope with the unbearable weight he is bearing.
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The Lords Of Altamont ‘Going Downtown’ video premiere

THE LORDS OF ALTAMONT’s new album The Wild Sounds Of The Lords Of Altamont will be released on October 6th by Heavy Psych Sounds. Pre-orders are available now.

A few words from the band: “The new Lords Of Altamont video was shot at our favorite beach club in Italy, Hana-bi in Marina di Ravenna! The video was directed by Dani Sin’s very talented brother Angelo Sindaco. We drove the beach goers insane playing ‘Going Downtown’ extremely loud over and over, while they tried to sun bathe and sip cool drinks!”